The funding will buy equipment for a new Advanced Cell Analysis Laboratory, which will provide students with a strong foundation in advanced technologies in the biological sciences and chemistry fields.
“We are elated that Congresswoman Doris Matsui was able to secure $350,000 for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. This is a great step for ensuring that we prepare science students for the competitive 21st century global economy,” says Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez. ”Our students will be better able to serve industries that are vital to Sacramento’s economy. We are greatly appreciative for the congresswoman’s commitment to Sacramento State’s students, faculty and staff.”
In announcing the funding, Matsui said: “The Labor-HHS appropriations bill approved today (July 24) demonstrates this Congress’ commitment to investing in our medical infrastructure and science research. I am pleased that these federal funds are reiterating our commitment to training and preparing our medical providers of the next generation.”
Jill Trainer, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, said: “The research equipment will be a tremendous benefit to students studying cellular and molecular biology and to graduate students in our new Professional Science Masters in Stem Cell Research. They will now have the tools they need to learn advanced techniques and conduct research – skills essential for success in today’s scientific workplace.”
Sacramento State graduates more than 700 students annually in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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